Free Balochistan Movement holds worldwide protests to mark International Human Rights Day

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London (United Kingdom)/ Braunschweig (Germany), Dec 11 (ANI): The Free Balochistan Movement (FBM) held several simultaneous protests and awareness campaigns in London, Germany, Netherlands, United States of America, Canada and Austria on December 10 to mark the ‘International Human Rights Day’. The FBM activists distributed several thousand leaflets during their three-day campaign in Germany’s Braunschweig city, explaining that Baloch people are facing torture, abductions, mass executions, military operations, demographic changes and other human rights abuses and violations, including mutilated dead bodies. In a nutshell, Baloch people face state genocidal policies from Pakistan and Iran just because they own a resourced rich land. Baloch activists have urged all to come forward and raise voice and fulfill their moral responsibility so that ‘we, Baloch, also avail our right to live free and get rid of the inhuman treatment from ruthless Islamic fanatics who are also responsible terrorising the world.’ The enforced disappearances are an urgent issue in Balochistan. Pakistani Army and security forces have abducted and disappeared at least 20,000 Baloch political and human rights activists since the year 2000. So far mutilated bodies of about 6000 of these victims have been discovered in different parts of Balochistan. The participants said that for recovery of their loved ones, Baloch families have organised the longest march in human history from Shal, the capital city of eastern Balochistan, to Islamabad capital city of Pakistan about 3000 kilometres in 2013. The FBM activists have urged Amnesty International and other Human Rights activists to take the following steps for ending enforced-disappearance in Balochistan: 1. Formation of an independent committee comprising the representatives of the UN, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, Asian Human Rights Commission, Red Cross, Independent academics and Baloch representatives to investigate and report openly all cases of Baloch abducted and disappeared Baloch persons by the Islamic State of Pakistan. 2. Free access to all independent media to every corner of Balochistan to reveal the true situation and to report actual facts about Balochistan to the world. 3. Immediate release of all abducted Baloch political and human rights activists, most specifically the innocent Baloch women and children. 4. Identification and prosecution of all members of the Punjabi Army of Pakistan and their proxies who have committed crimes against humanity in Balochistan in an open and independent court.

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